Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr in a groundbreaking deal for Middle Eastern soccer.
The Portuguese star, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, could earn up to $200 million a year from the contract.
The move has sparked debate about Saudi Arabia's use of "sportswashing" to improve its international image.
The country owns Premier League team Newcastle and is considering a bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Ronaldo was a free agent after leaving Manchester United following a TV interview criticizing the club's management.
He had a disappointing World Cup, being benched in the knockout rounds and leading Portugal to a quarterfinal loss to Morocco.
Ronaldo's transfer to Saudi Arabia marks the end of his career in top European soccer.
The Saudi Arabian league has few other notable stars and is not widely watched internationally.